- 20th and 21st Century Studies
- American Literature and Culture
- Popular Culture
- Race and Ethnicity Studies
- Religion, Literature, and Culture
Professor Clark has published widely on a range of topics in American literary study, though his primary interest is in the literature of the American South. He is General Editor of the Robert Penn Warren Correspondence Project.
Honors and Awards:
Clark, William Bedford. Selected Letters of Robert Penn Warren, Volume Three: Triump and Transition. LSU Press, 2006.
A generous selection of Warren’s letters from one of the most significant decades of his career. This collection of largely previously unpublished letters and newly discovered material provides an indispensable glimpse of Robert Penn Warren, the writer and the man. It documents Warren’s time at the University of Minnesota, his writing and publication of the Pulitzer Prize – winning novel All the King’s Men, his appointment as Consultant in Poetry at the Library of Congress, and his divorce from Emma Cinina Brescia and subsequent marriage to the writer Eleanor Clark.